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Importing rhino 3d file into vectorworks

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A few years back I brought in a 3ds file made in Rhino, but I was mainly doing it for review not rigorous work, so I don't know what drawbacks that would have.

HTH,

Ion

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Since VW does not support OBJ files files, most of the comments on the thread don't apply to VW. Since I don't use either Vray or C4D, I can't comment on what does apply.

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I exported a baseboard molding as both dxf and dwg default files from rhino3d. I then imported them as single dxf or dwg files. All I ended up with was a rectangle with 3 lines through it. What is going on. It looks the same no matter what view I look at it in. I even tried to convert it to nurbs and that would not work. Thanks!

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I used SAT not dxf or dwg. It works really well. The information came to Vw as Generic Solids, clean and workable.

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Gog I tried sat but it would not work. Cinema 4d can import dxf files by the way. I'll have to try the different versions of the autocad dxf files until I get it right if possible.

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Hi Mr.Gog,

I'm thinking about adding vectorworks to my apps. Actualy I use rhino and cinema 4d. I find rhino very good for drafting and 3d modeling but i miss documentation and detailing features. What i would like to know is if is possible to transform a solid imported from rhino using .sat format to lets say a wall or a slab and transfrorm the imported model to a native vectorworks model?.

Also, how good is the mesh exported from vectorworks to cinema 4d, i mean, when you export complex or curved objects to cinema is the result smooth and made of quads meshes? Would you mind posting a capture of the same model you imported from rhino to vectorworks but in cinema 4d?

Thanks in advance,

jos

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jos? I've referred your Rhino query to an associate and he has told me that the .sat files come in okay without any problems. All of the elements will be generic solids though. You won't be able to convert those horizontal and vertical elements to floors and walls respectively.

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You'll get generic solids as Mike said. If you want to model walls and stuff like that you should try Vw, may rhino can well with other kind of complexities.

If you apply a class to a Rhino object imported to Vw, you could make sections that look correct. You can edit those generic solids using protrusion, booleans, convert to nurbs surfaces, etc.

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The answer depends on the type of geometry used in Rhino. If the model was 3D polygons than .dwg or .3DS is the correct format, now if the the model in Rhino was created with NURBS than you want to save it as a .iges format.

Now this next bit is a little strange but important. After you save the file as an .iges you have to delete the "e" in the .iges file extension and than import it into Vectorworks.

That should fix it. Let me know if you have any issues.

Cheers!

Brian

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